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Right, last time many people put themselves up for entering. But only four or five actually attempted it. A poor turn out in my viewing but then not too bad. I tried to theme it - retinues - as to me this added something other than just painting any model and slinging it in, makes you think a bit more.
But as LO is not a painting forum, pure painting, is this too much? We have some talent on here and some willing to try but why the small turn out? Scared by the 'big names' entering or was it too long or the theme too hard? I would like to have these competitions to be fun and get our members into it and doing well with their models but it seems many do not do so.
I need here here LO. What is wrong with you all? I have three themed ideas I may do but I fear they would flop again becuase of the lack of intrest or it is too 'difficult' etc. Please let me know what you would like to enter and how you would like to see this event run. I cannot do a good job if I get no feedback.
My excuse is a lack of time and talent, with the talent being the primary reason. As it is I'm enjoying the building/converting more than the painting at the moment, because I love to see my ideas come to life, and the brushes don't want to do what I want them to
but I might give it a go anyway....depending on whether I already have something I can work on that matches your intended theme
Last edited by mpdscott; February 25th, 2006 at 02:23.
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Just what I was thinking, same thing as mpdscott.
It's been a minute.
I will have a go, even though I fully expect to have to go into hiding after my work is compared to Commander Y or someone with talent like that.
But I will have a go anyway, so long as I have a model/unit that qualifies.
Maybe 'retinues' was too limiting for some people, a more broad category might see more entries? Was there a prize? I don't know because I am new here. That might help...
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Perhaps the scope of the competition was too big? A retinue may be too many models for people to paint up - we are, afterall, busy with other things! If you want a larger turn out, I'd suggest making it a single mini with a theme. People are more likely to drop what they're doing to paint up one model than an entire squad.
I would be all for a single mini competition, themed or whatever... make it something not to simple, but no too hard (detail wise) and easily available, even to those of us in the backwaters of this galaxy of ours!
I'm interested but dont have money to go out and buy a totally new "retinue" I have
projects in progress that I could post into the painting competition, but then again
my photography just might kill the painting talent. LOL!
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I have to agree with most of the aboce posts. I like the idea of online painting competitions but if the theme was, to use a valid example, 'Retinues' then I wouldn't take a chunk out of my limited hobby budget (both cash and time have budgets!) to buy a retinue and paint it unless it was already somewhere in my painting schedule. If the category was broader, say 'A Warmachine', 'A core selection', or 'Hero', thenodds are that this is something that most people already have their minds set to paint- then the competition has the added bonus of a deadline to be worked too and a reason to want to show off the result.
Please don't be disheartened by poor turn-out, it's a top idea.
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Lack of confidence is going to be a big reason. We all know whos good at painting on here and its the knowing that which puts off myself and others.
Now if you were to have catergories like under 20s and 20+, I feel you'll get a bigger turnout. Also the strict rules about showing WIP shots... ditch that and let people enter their old stuff. That way you'll get a bigger turnout.
Also when you decide on a theme keep it as loose as possible, for example
That way people can be more creative and think outside of the box i bit more.